Saturday 17th November 2018
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Emma Leaven and the Motel Manoeuvre

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Debt

Dealing with debt: This is the help you might need

Dealing with debt can be one of the most stressful and lonely things we ever experience. Often, it can feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. But it helps to remember that you’re not alone. A recent study by Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, reveals that around six in…

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We need to be teaching kids about money, and here’s why

I saw this tweet earlier in the week and it really struck a chord with me: ’I left school not knowing about taxes, credit cards, pensions or savings, but at least I got taught Pythagoras Theorem.’ Like many others, I left education having never had a single lesson or conversation about managing money or financial…

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Worldschooling

Worldschooling: What is it? Could you do it, too?

If travelling the world with your children and educating them on-the-go – as I have done – sounds appealing, you’re not alone. Parents in every continent have chosen to eschew mainstream education to explore new destinations, either through home schooling, online tuition, or short-term international school placements. For worldschoolers, slow travel and becoming immersed in…

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The not-so-obvious things that can damage your credit score

When you’re a student, you don’t think about the stuff that could damage your credit score. And even once you’re unleashed into the ‘real world’, it often doesn’t seem a relevant topic at first. I know that I, personally, have avoided credit cards like the plague, being all too aware of the potential dangers of…

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Emma Leaven and the Forecasting Faults

This cartoon is part of a series of graphic strips by Steve Bee, author of the Pension Guru cartoons. Join Emma and her family as they muddle through life puzzling over any-and-all things personal finance.

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Actors

Surviving on an actor’s wage

It’s worth saying that one rarely chooses to become an actor, or any sort of freelance creative, “for the money.” That being said, bills still need to be paid! 8% of actors are in work at any one time, but the majority of actors, even those who work a lot, have days, weeks and even…

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First Home

First Time Buyer Schemes: Are they really any good?

It’s no secret that getting a foot on the property ladder is harder than ever. With rising house prices and average monthly rents at £937, it can often be incredibly hard to raise the £20,000+ now needed for some deposits. As tough as the situation is, it’s important to remain positive and keep trying. There…

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Former financial journo Jun Merrett admits to still finding money matters tough! Join her as she writes her way through it.

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Nadia works as an actress. She also teaches acting and storytelling to adults at City Academy and is an associate for National Youth Theatre, directing young people and leading inclusivity training.

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2018 – the year I gave up public transport in London

In January this year, I moved for the fourth time in two years. Not through choice – I was happy where I was – but because my lovely landlord needed his flat back, and my other two flatmates were buying their first flats. Given how much I hate moving house, I decided to live in…

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